The Sanctuary Cove residence at 5403 Pebble Lane sold for $2.2 million.A modern-day Gold Coast castle has new rulers after being snapped up in a multimillion-dollar deal.The buyers were from the Hinterland and looking for a sea change so splashed $2.2 million on the Sanctuary Cove mansion at 5403 Pebble Lane.Marketing agent Charlon Delos Angeles, of Amir Prestige Property Agents, said his colleague Colleen Brunt sold their Tamborine Mountain residence before they sealed the deal on the waterfront property. MORE NEWS: Best Hamptons-style homes on the market It resembles a modern-day castle both inside and out. The vendors renovated the property to give it a new lease on life.“They wanted to be in an integrated community but didn’t want your average home,” he said.“When they walked in, they knew they wanted it.”Mr Delos Angeles said it was a quick settlement following its late January sale.“It’s definitely move-in ready so they’re really looking forward to living in it,” he said.The five-bedroom house resembles a modern-day castle with its turret-style balconies and a stone path leading to a grand arched entrance.Sellers Matthew and Elena Harbottle spent two years renovating the property, which was tired and dated when they bought it in 2016 for $1.625 million.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago It exudes sophistication from every angle. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 “It was actually the first home that we saw when we were planning the move up to the Gold Coast from rural Victoria,” Mr Harbottle said when it hit the market in 2018.They fell in love with its design but quickly started renovating its interior to give it a new lease on life. “(My wife) hit the nail on the head with an old-school Hamptons look,” Mr Harbottle said. Property records show the 863sq m property hit the market in May 2018 with a $3 million asking price.Several agencies tried to sell it in that time. MORE NEWS: Mega-mansion’s price slashed by millions
Batesville, In. — Three local properties are among seven selected to receive grants as part of the Historic Grant Program from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.Depot Square in Batesville, Valley House Flats in Brookville and Acorn Hall in Greendale will each receive a $100,000 grant for exterior renovations. The work will include roof replacement, façade renovation, masonry restoration, window replacement and storefront upgrades.The two-year-old grant program is designed to incentivize economic development and historical preservation. All seven properties are privately owned.
Hyderabad, Sep 8: Hyderabad FC have confirmed the signing of Spanish midfielder Lluis Sastre as they continue to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League. The 34-year-old former La Liga medio joins from Cypriot side AEK Larnaca and has penned a one-year deal till the end of the 2020-21 season. “I am very happy and excited to be able to play for Hyderabad FC in this season of the ISL. I have heard a lot of good things and I am already looking forward to starting training and meeting my teammates and the coach and working towards our goals,” said Sastre. IANS
North and South Korean athletes took part in a joint march at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, also fielding a combined women’s ice hockey team.Alongside the World Cup bid, the two countries are hoping to hold the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games together.The Olympic Committees from both nations met the International Olympic Committee in February to discuss the idea.FIFA received nine registrations from member associations to bid to host the 2023 World Cup, the largest number to have done so for a FIFA tournament.Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa have also registered.None of the nine countries have staged the tournament in its 28-year history.The associations have until October 4 to submit bids, with bid books set to be published in full on FIFA’s website to ensure a fair and transparent process.The FIFA Council will then make the decision in March 2020, in a vote which will again be made public.Member associations will be able to attend a bid information workshop and observer programme in June, during the 2019 World Cup in France.Nine French cities will host this year’s tournament from June 7 to July 7.Previous hosts include Sweden, Germany and Canada, with China and the United States holding it twice each.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram North and South Korea – who are still technically at war – remain in the running to host the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup.South Korea’s Football Association has registered to bid for the tournament, expressing an interest in doing so with the North Korean FA.Any joint bid would be the latest in a number of displays of sporting unity between the nations, at war since 1950.